Virtual HASH Asia Summit 2020
Virtual HASH Asia Summit 2020
Yeoh Chen Chow
Yeoh Chen Chow is the co-founder of Fave, next generation merchant digital platform in South East Asia. Fave helps to digitise tens of thousands of local businesses, from restaurants, cafes, retailers, spas, beauty and wellness studios, service providers, tourist attractions to hotels. Fave acquired 3 of the Groupon subsidiaries in South East Asia — Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. He is also the Co-founder of KFit, regional fitness sharing platform in South East Asia.
Prior to that, he was the Regional Operations Director for Groupon Asia Pacific, Product Manager for JobStreet.com and Management Consultant for Accenture. He is an Eisenhower Fellow and an alumnus of Cornell University. He is also an angel investor, who has invested in numerous early-stage startups in the region.
V Resorts India
I am the sole woman founder of a hospitality business that has successfully scaled in a new segment and merged with a strategic partner. Having previously worked with marquee names such as Barings Private Equity, McKinsey & Company, etc. I have extensive hands-on experience with investment, scaling and startups. I started V Resorts in 2014. V Resorts, on its own, is not a typical startup in woman sector – it is not fashion, healthcare, lingerie, interior decoration, or content for that matter. V Resorts is into aggregation of premium properties (4-rooms to 30-rooms) at offbeat and emerging locations, where it aims to present curated properties for an experiential holiday. In that sense, it goes a step further beyond Airbnb and HomeAway by layering small properties with professional handling and creating seamless experience delivered by technology. The Venture has seen 4 successive rounds of capital raise from institutional investors like CDC, Seedfund and Avendus. We raised a total of $17 million of which $10 million was deployed in technology, manpower and operations. With several accolades such as UNWTO award for sustainability, CNBC TV 18- Young Business Women Awards, Women Economic Forum, BW 40 under 40 etc, and an extensive women network through various forums such as DWEN, Fortune MPW, Cherie Blair foundation, Massive incubator for women, ET women, UN women, PHD / FLO / Assocham, WEF, TiE etc, I intend to work towards supporting women entrepreneurs.
ONE Esports Singapore
Carlos is the CEO of ONE Esports, the esports arm of ONE Championship. He is responsible for the overall vision and execution of ONE Esports’ strategy and has P&L ownership of the business. Carlos joined ONE Esports as the former Chief Business Officer of Battlefy, the world’s largest open esports competition platform, managing revenue generation, business development, marketing, social media, and product support.
Prior to Battlefy, Carlos worked at Univision, where as SVP of Corporate Business Development, he was responsible for corporate venture investments and new business development. Carlos also previously served as the Head of Strategy for LG Electronics’ NA consumer electronics business, focusing on partnering with retailers in innovative ways while developing the company’s connected device strategy.
Carlos began his career as a management consultant at Marakon Associates, where he advised clients in the US, UK, Brazil, and Singapore. He also served in the AmeriCorps*NCCC program, helping communities along the US East Coast and Puerto Rico across a wide spectrum of needs.
Carlos is an active investor and mentor in the startup community. He mentored companies at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship’s MIT NYC Startup Studio, as well as the Kaplan TechStars and R/GA Techstars accelerator programs.
He was awarded a McKinsey & Company Fellowship during his MBA at MIT Sloan, and he graduated Cum Laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chen Hsien Hung
Yang Kee Logistics Singapore
Chan Hsien Hung believes that logistics is a branch of engineering that creates “people systems” rather than “machine systems”.
He is a General Manager from Yang Kee Logistics P/L, a Singapore-based logistics company that is “slowly but surely emerging from its SME status to become a player on the international stage”.
Hard work, together with humility, self-discipline and a positive learning attitude are all qualities Hsien Hung feels are necessary for a logistician to succeed in this rigorous industry.
SME Corporation Malaysia
Azmi Said is currently the Chief Executive Officer of SME Corporation Malaysia. He graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honors in 1992.
Previously, he was the founder and Principal Consultant of MYDATA Consulting Sendirian Berhad as a chemical engineering-based
techno-commercial strategist and a qualified Business Coach.
He started his career with EXXON MOBIL and had undertaken roles in various projects. He then, joined the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) in 1997 and then left to venture for entrepreneurship.
He had initiated several business start-ups and involved with multiple scale of Small Medium Enterprises (SME).
He also serves as Associates and Subject Matter Expert in a few government agencies related to technology.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Golden Gates Ventures Singapore
Jeffrey Paine is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage technology venture capital fund based in Singapore investing in Southeast Asia with over US$175 million under management investing in over 35 companies since 2012.
Jeff started and manages the Founder Institute in Singapore where he is currently overseeing its expansion in Southeast Asia, and Japan. Since 2010 the Founder Institute in Singapore has graduated over 100 companies. He is a recipient of the Founder Institute Director Award 2012 for “Greatest Ecosystem Impact” Worldwide (Singapore).
He is a Singapore native and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration (Information Systems) from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Giden is the co-founder and CEO of BloomThis, an E-commerce that delivers handcrafted designer flowers on-demand or via subscription. Bringing his experience from the brick and mortar floristry business, Giden is innovating the way for people to create beautiful moments by delivering flowers. In 2015, he and his wife Penny co-founded BloomThis with the emphasis on improving the entire flower delivery experience. By leveraging technology and innovating every aspect of the business, BloomThis is growing rapidly and leading the way in disrupting the fragmented flower industry.
Founder, Jenn Low launched Wanderlust + Co in 2010 as a D2C jewelry brand. Armed with an Accounting and Communications education background and a few years of Australian-based fashion buying and retailing, she was inspired to create Wanderlust + Co after identifying a gap in the market for an experiential brand that delivers designer looking jewelry pieces, at an affordable price point. Today, after almost 10 years, Wanderlust + Co jewels have reached over 140 countries globally, with styles seen on some of the world’s most influential women, from Jessica Alba, Bella Hadid, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Chrissy Teigen and many others across different communities.
“Our dream and mission is powered by our team, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Supported by our partners around the world, we are proud to be a female-led, Asia based brand. After creating for nearly a decade, I truly believe in a people-powered journey.”
Inspired by their community of #WCOgirlgang around the world and leading up to 2020 and beyond, Jenn’s vision for Wanderlust + Co is to continue to create with care in the years to come. As a working mom with two kids under the age of three, Jenn is more committed than ever to sustainability and a mindful design process. “I’m personally really passionate about the symbolism of jewellery and how it fits into the modern woman’s everyday life.”
Wanderlust + Co was singled out in 2018, by Facebook to represent their Made by Malaysia, Loved by the World Campaign, where the brand was spotlighted at their Silicon Valley annual conference. Jenn’s work has also landed her several esteemed industry and press nominations, from The Edge Young Inspiring Leader Award 2019, Tatler’s Gen T Top 50 Young Leaders Award, Prestige Top 40 Under 40, Most GLAM 2018, Buro 24/7’s list of Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs, Cleo Hot Shots, Zalora Style Award for Game Changing Entrepreneur, plus Malaysia’s national paper – The Star Metro cover story “Who Runs The World”.
Joshua has been in the Youtube scene for the past 6 years. A member of the tech channel TricycleTV, he and 2 other partners built the channel from ground zero to a 175,000 subscriber channel base. Recognised by Google as one of the top tech you tubers in Malaysia in 2019, they have amassed more than 28 million views on their channel. Their first viral video is still holds the record of the highest organic views with 3.3mil views.
They’ve attracted clients such as Samsung, Huawei, Nokia, Realme, Vivo, Honor, DJI, Universal Pictures and so on.
“Stupidly funny, best lifestyle tech channel.” They have crafted a niche for themselves by making tech reviews witty, dramatic and entertaining.
Ganesh Kumar Bangah (“Ganesh”) is a technology entrepreneur and startup investor. Ganesh was the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Malaysia 2012 and one of Asia’s most influential people according to Society Magazine 2015.
Ganesh founded Commerce.Asia, an All In One eCommerce Ecosystem in 2017. He grew Commerce.Asia within 3 years to own a database of over 8,000,000 SME’s across 7 countries with over 61,000 sellers that sell RM1.5 billion (USD375m) worth of products. Prior to founding Commerce.Asia,
Ganesh was the Founder of MOL AccessPortal Sdn. Bhd. (“MOL”) and was certified by the Malaysia Book of Records as the youngest Chief Executive Officer of a Malaysian public listed company when MOL was originally listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange in 2003. Ganesh built MOL to become South East Asia’s leading online payment gateway and South East Asia’s first internet company to be listed on the NASDAQ in 2014. Ganesh is currently the Immediate Past Chairman of PIKOM, the National Tech Association of Malaysia (“PIKOM”) and a Board Member of the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (“MAGIC”).
CEO & Co-Founder
Lennise is the CEO and co-founder of Dropee – a one-stop B2B eCommerce platform that makes B2B buying and selling simple, intuitive, and mobile. Lennise started her entrepreneurship journey at the age of 19 where she co-founded a talent management company called The Music Scene; managing various musical talents across the Asia Paciﬁc region.
During her university days, Lennise worked as a part-time management consultant for one of Australia’s largest non-proﬁt organisations, Kildonan Uniting Care. She was also involved in building a community of female founders in Melbourne called Startup Victoria’s Female Founders. Post graduation, Lennise was appointed as one of the youngest Country Launch Managers for Yelp Inc. – spearheading its launch in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After Yelp, Lennise joined a local venture-building accelerator called Inﬁnite Ventures (IV). During her tenure, IV has venture-built 10 companies which churned out a 500% ROI within 18 months of investment.
Lennise is currently a co-founder of a company called Dropee, with a vision to revolutionise the way businesses buy and sell in bulk through a digital platform that promotes transparency and convenience. Dropee is now helping thousands of SME businesses solving their procurement struggles, and building stronger trust with their suppliers.
A startup cheerleader by heart, Lennise is currently a participating mentor for Techstars’ Startup Weekend and Startup Victoria’s Female Founders.
Mediacorp Actor, Instagram Influencer
Daniel Ang is an active performer and has performed acting roles with Mediacorp, buds theatre, and Act3 International. He recently Just graduated from Nanyang Academy of fine arts with Degree in acting, he is also the founder of @iamdanieang on Instagram where he started his journey as an influencer.
Daniel has performed both on stage and onscreen. His works include “KIN, Meet the MP 2, Toggle Tribes,老友万岁 and wilderness
CEO & Founder
A passionate gamer at heart since young, Terence Ting has worked in esports for the past decade since 2006 – mainly in various roles at professional esport teams abroad and local.
In 2017, Terence would eventually go on to start his own esports organization in Team Flash and become one of the earliest team owners in the SEA region, establishing professional gaming teams in both Vietnam and Singapore. In the last two years, Team Flash has become one of Asia’s most recognizable esports teams – having won Vietnam’s first world championship for esports at the Arena of Valor World Cup in July 2019.
With Terence as CEO, Team Flash has built successful teams in top esport titles like Arena of Valor, League of Legends and FIFA – signing more than 30 esports players across Southeast Asia in the last two years. Team Flash has won more than USD$800,000 since inception, an unprecedented prize money record for an esports team from the SEA region. Terence also successfully raised a USD$1.5 million seed round in July 2019.
Head of The Co.
Nim Sivakumaran is the head of The Co, a premium co-working operator in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
Nim oversees The Co’s daily operations in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, helping their mission to develop spaces that inspire creativity and growth.
He is a super connector, introducing communities and neighborhoods together to inspire collaboration. With his experience in developing business leads, sales and brand awareness, Nim has helped The Co become one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing entrepreneurial communities.
Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, it is imperative for SMEs to transform to adapt to the uncertain climate and build a sustainable business model. Through this summit, SME business owners will get the opportunity to gain insights from industry experts, and connect with fellow attendees who are industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs, investors and service providers.
The Future of Work
Retail & E-commerce
Survive, Thrive, Grow
Investment & Financing strategies
Business & Digital Transformations
Supply Chain Logistics & Manufacturing
Who Should Attend
SME Business owners & Industry Leaders
Premium Pass (2-Day)
Standard Pass (2-Day)
Who Should Sponsor
Tech & software solution providers
Insurance Consultancy firms
Capital raising solutions
The following are a list of benefits which will be included as an opportunity to network, connect and socialise with other fellow event attendees.
A cocktail party is a casual online experience where attendees are matched one-on-one with a different attendee every 5 minutes.
It’s great for getting to know other attendees, community members and co-workers.
Presentations present our speakers with an interactive podium for lectures, talks, discussions and an engaging video conferencing platform.
We encourage attendees to provide live feedback on the speakers presentation through our live emojis feature.
- .The fireside chat is designed for sparking conversations between speakers, guests and attendees through a live Q&A.
- Available before, during and after the event so attendees can stay in touch.
- You will be able to see who else is choosing the same answer as you and form connections that way.